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Fracking

There's a huge amount of noise in the media around fracking in the UK media - inevitable with the recent protests ...

STORY URL: How safe is fracking?
DOZENS of protesters, including a member of parliament, were arrested on August 19th during demonstrations around Britain against hydraulic fracturing, or fracking....

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Rains and resilience

The arrival of the monsoon season in Asia has brought the first heavy rains to India and China. With those ...

STORY URL: Re thinking | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer

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Liquefaction - a new risk?

On February 22nd 2011 a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the city of Christchurch. From a seismological perspective it was ...

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The methane time bomb

I don't know what the probabilities are for this to happen but given the potential risk and scale some precautionary ...

STORY URL: Seven facts you need to know about the Arctic methane timebomb
Nafeez Ahmed: Dismissals of catastrophic methane danger ignore robust science in favour of outdated mythology of climate safety

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Rethinking the right to build

In this interview clip architect Michael Sorkin says "This global warming thing is real. Storms are getting more frequent and ...

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Climate change and conflict

Scientists from lots of disciplines looking at lots of cases find 'remarkable' support for the view that human conflict increases ...

STORY URL: Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2013/07/31/science.1235367

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As glaciers retreat - what can be done?

Christoph Bissig is a ski patroller on Mount Titlis, a glacier location in central Switzerland that sees skiing year round ...

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The silent disaster

I just stumbled over this article on the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23346370 "The Alaskan village set ...

STORY URL: The American village set to disappear
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23346370

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Belch = End of Civilization?

Imagine this, you belch and a swarm of those dreaded mosquitoes drop dead right in front of your eyes.... While ...

STORY URL: Arctic Methane Catastrophe
Please visit our Facebook page for up to date info...https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Arctic-Methane-Catastrophe/123481571180746 Please visit our other cha...

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Seoul shows the way

The first time I came to live and work in Zurich, I was amazed by the city's first-rate public transport ...

STORY URL: C40 Cities: Seoul Car-Free Days Have Reduced CO2 Emissions by 10% Annually
Seoul's Weekly No Driving Day program is improving air quality, congestion and saving energy. Every year, two million cars stay off the road – decreasing traffic volume by 3.7%. CO2 vehicle emissi...

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Earthquakes 'top risk' for Turkey

Exceptional natural circumstances have led to earthquakes being identified as the number one business risk in for Turkish business leaders ...

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Cost of material inputs concern in China

The Lloyd’s Risk Index 2013 is based on a global survey of over 500 C-suite and board level executives ...

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Think

I will be the moderator at Swiss Re's 150 Years Anniversary events. My starting point is that the two ...

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Inspiring the next generation

Since 2007, New York Sun Works (NY Sun Works) has been inspiring urban students to think differently about everything from ...

STORY URL: New York Sun Works
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Casual paper

Some colleagues of mine have been having a discussion about which might be the lesser of two evils. Here at ...

STORY URL: Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel | Video on TED.com
You use paper towels to dry your hands every day, but chances are, you're doing it wrong. In this enlightening and funny short talk, Joe Smith reveals the trick to perfect paper towel technique. ...

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